Navajo Power Station Closing

Ten Steps To a Federal Job® training provided valuable resources for a community losing hundreds of jobs from the closing of the Salt River Navajo Power Generating Station. Career transition, resume writing, and development will support a community formerly employed by the power station for over four decades. By Diane Hudson, CFJST / CFCC Federal…

Immigration Job Keywords

by Kathryn Troutman, October 15, 2019 KEYWORD LESSON How to find keywords in a USAJOBS Announcement! TARGET: MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST Target Announcement: GS 7 and 9, DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. Read the announcement Now is the time to research and consider applying for Immigration jobs! Just search for the word IMMIGRATION…

Military Spouse Federal Resume Writing Contest

Kathryn Troutman taught Ten Steps and the Stars are Lined Up at ACS, Ft. Huachuca, Summer 2018 Write your Military Spouse “Job Description,” including PCS History — win a FREE FEDERAL RESUME by Resume Place, Inc. — worth $940.00 – 2 winners! MILITARY SPOUSE FEDERAL RESUME WRITING COMPETITION Kathryn Troutman, author and publisher of the…

Stop Making these Top Federal Resume Mistakes in 2018

Have a Happy New Year and Stop Making these Top Federal Resume Mistakes in 2018 By Kathryn Troutman, President, Resume Place, Inc. and Founder Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certified Federal Job Search® Trainer Program BIGGEST MYTH IN FEDERAL RESUME WRITING: Artificial intelligence machines read federal resumes for the qualifications – NOT actual Human…

3 Keys To Getting a Higher Level Position

Identifying Keywords in “Specialized Experience”   It’s essential to tailor your application to each SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT. Although certain Civil Service language is generic, every agency has its own catchwords and phrases.  Remember that jobs within the same series may have different skill sets or required experience from one agency to the next.   WRITE YOUR…